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The Forum will disclose practical overview of the recent trends in equipment design and technology in order to improve Hydropower Plants sustainability and overall performance. Attendees will gather to discuss the future of hydropower and the financial and regulatory frameworks driving it.

Topics & Speakers


• The ICPDR Guiding Principles on Sustainable Hydropower Development in the Danube Basin
Dr. Otto Pirker - Senior Advisor, VERBUND Holding


• Challenges for Hydropower Investors in Latin America
Richard L.A. Marohn - General Manager, Marohn Plenge Consult & Trade


• How to Meet the Requirements of the European Water Framework Directive under Consideration of the EU`s Energy and Climate Objectives
Peter Rudolf Matt - Head of Engineering, Voralberger Illwerke AG


• Hydropower Regulation in Scotland
Simon Pattullo - Hydropower Specialist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency


• Energy Storage in the EU Regulatory Framework
Brittney Becker - Policy Officer, The European Association for Storage of Energy


• Environmental Design of Renewable Hydropower as a Method for Integrating Waterframe Directive
Per Øyvind Grimsby - Senior Environmental Advisor, Sira-Kvina Power Company


• Enlarging the scope of Sustainability Assessments of Hydro Power Systems
Bryan Karney - Professor, University of Toronto


• Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay- Minimising Fish Impacts
Mike Case - Head of Turbine Development, Tidal lagoon Power


• The Brush-Slope Fish Lock - a New Lock Type for Fish Passage up- and Downstream
Reinhard Hassinger - Leiter der Versuchsanstalt, University of Kassel


• Changing the Startmethod for Pumps and Controlsystem in Aurland 3 PSPP
Olav Grøttebø - Project Engineer, E-CO Energi


• The New Role of Hydropower in the Future European Power System
Jan Pedersen - Director, Agder Energi


• Current Utilization of CEZ Hydro Plants and Prospective New Projects
Ing. Jan Žižka, MBA - Head of Coal and Hydro Plants Engineering, ČEZ Inženýring, s.r.o.

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Event type Conference
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Geographical coverage Czech Republic,
Address n/a
Target audience International
Period [04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH